Jeremiah 40:2

2 When the commander of the guard found Jeremiah, he said to him, “The LORD your God decreed this disaster for this place.

Read Jeremiah 40:2 Using Other Translations

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.
The captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him, "The LORD your God pronounced this disaster against this place.
The captain of the guard called for Jeremiah and said, “The LORD your God has brought this disaster on this land,

What does Jeremiah 40:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 40:2

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah
When he mustered his prisoners, to his great surprise he found the prophet among them, whom he took out from them, and set him free; though, before he dismissed him, he had the following conversation with him: and said unto him, the Lord thy God hath pronounced this evil on this
place;
the city of Jerusalem; from whence the prophet and the rest of the captives were just brought, and which now lay in ruins; the houses burnt; the walls broken down; and the inhabitants spoiled and carried captive. This was the evil which the Lord, he says, had "decreed", as the Targum renders it; had purposed to bring upon it; and which he had declared and pronounced by the mouth of Jeremiah, whose Lord God he was, being his prophet, and a worshipper of him: this Nebuzaradan was apprized of by the Jews that deserted to the Chaldeans; and particularly, as is probable, by Gedaliah.

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